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Apr 02, 2020 at 02:10. 5 comments

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

News on the global coronavirus is breaking so quickly that developments can happen on a minute-to-minute basis. But getting the most updated information about covid-19—and discerning which bits are correct—has been hampered severely by a scourge of misinformation spreading like wildfire, as well as a number of public officials who’ve pushed misleading information and in many cases outright...

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Apr 02, 2020 at 00:51. 2 comments

Criminals Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Criminals Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that’s killed no fewer than 44,216 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity.

Online, criminals are working to take advantage of the shocking changes to daily life thrust onto entire populations now forced to work from home—or sitting there idly nursing an insatiable...

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Apr 02, 2020 at 00:27. 22 comments

Amazon Workers: Go on Strike. Now.

Amazon Workers: Go on Strike. Now.

The coronavirus crisis may be uncharted waters in many ways, but there’s a time-honored tradition for aggrieved workers whose health and safety are treated as an afterthought: go on strike.

Your goals as a worker (earning a living, not getting sick or dying on the job) and the goals of your company (profit) are fundamentally mismatched. During less frightening times, this chasm can often be...

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Apr 02, 2020 . 1 comments

The Coronavirus Is Forcing the Climate Movement to Reimagine Itself

The Coronavirus Is Forcing the Climate Movement to Reimagine Itself

Earth Day was supposed to be part of a week of mass mobilizations in late April. Protestors were going to rally in the streets. Students were going to gather on their university campuses to demand they divest from fossil fuels. Those too young to vote were planning to knock on doors and educate voters about the reality that their future was at stake at the ballot box in November.

They can’t do...

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Apr 01, 2020 at 23:15. 10 comments

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home

3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home

Being stuck at home sucks. One of the best things you can do—besides absolutely staying at home —is to make some updates to said home. How do you do that? There are lots of ways. For example, you could clean things ; your windows, floors, kitchen, surely those things could use a once over. Of course, that’s not very fun. So we came up with a few activities you can do that are useful,...

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Apr 01, 2020 at 22:40.

Researchers Built an App That Aims to Detect Covid-19 by Listening to Your Coughs

Researchers Built an App That Aims to Detect Covid-19 by Listening to Your Coughs

One of the major problems right now with tackling the novel coronavirus is that tests aren’t widely available for everyone. To help fix that, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a free, experimental app that uses artificial intelligence to detect whether a person may or may not have covid-19.

The app, called COVID Voice Detector, aims to detect covid-19 by analyzing a...

Apr 01, 2020 at 01:30. 17 comments

What It’s Like to Be Sick and in Quarantine at the Epicenter of Spain’s Coronavirus Outbreak

What It’s Like to Be Sick and in Quarantine at the Epicenter of Spain’s Coronavirus Outbreak

We haven’t been able to go outside since March 14, when Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced a state of emergency and national lockdown because of the covid-19 pandemic. But every evening at 8 p.m., people all over Spain go to their windows, balconies, or terraces. The noise begins softly, but builds up immediately and stretches throughout neighborhoods and cities. People are...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 22:30. 2 comments

Amazon Fires Worker Who Organized Strike Over Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon Fires Worker Who Organized Strike Over Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon has fired an employee at its Staten Island facility who organized a strike against his employer over conditions in the company’s warehouses amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, Amazon employees at the facility organized a strike against the company for conditions that have come under fire by employees, the workers group Amazonians United, and several U.S. senators . The...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 21:30.

Let People Take Home Their Methadone

Let People Take Home Their Methadone

The covid-19 pandemic is turning daily pick-ups into an acute public health crisis. There’s a better way.

More than a week after President Trump announced that public gatherings should be limited to no more than 10 people, a line was growing outside a methadone clinic in SoHo. More than two dozen people, some of them wearing masks, many of them older, huddled in the rain while they waited for...

Mar 31, 2020 at 18:00.

Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Rajesh Babu, a police officer in Chennai, India, has started wearing a helmet while enforcing a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion people. But it’s not just any helmet. Babu’s headgear is designed to look like the new coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. And it’s just one more sign that our current reality continues to get weirder and weirder as the global pandemic rages on.

Mar 31, 2020 at 09:15. 3 comments

Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, for refusing to stop holding church services that attracted huge crowds in violation of a county health order, CNN reported on Monday.

County authorities have ordered residents to “stay at home as much as possible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week” due to the

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Mar 31, 2020 at 08:22. 3 comments

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius Among the Latest Films Delayed by Coronavirus

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius Among the Latest Films Delayed by Coronavirus

Sorry, but you won’t be vamping out with Jared Leto or busting ghosts with Paul Rudd this year. Sony Pictures just announced a major shake-up to its theatrical release schedule, bumping most of its biggest 2020 releases back to 2021.

The big ones, as per the headline, are Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will now be released March 5, 2021 (moved back from July 10) and the Spider-Man spin-off...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 08:00.

U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Surpass Number Killed On 9-11

U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Surpass Number Killed On 9-11

The U.S. covid-19 death toll reached over 3,000 on Monday night, surpassing the number of people who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when 2,977 people were killed. The grim milestone comes from the latest figures updated by Johns Hopkins University, which has maintained an online tracker for the new coronavirus since January. At least 163,429 people in the U.S. have been...

Mar 31, 2020 at 00:40. 2 comments

Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors in Canada and elsewhere are being told to stop advertising their services as a treatment for covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

In Canada, organizations such as the College of Chiropractors of Ontario have sent dozens of warning letters to clinics and practitioners in the area, following complaints by the nonprofit advocacy group Bad Science Watch. The...

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Mar 30, 2020 at 23:30.

ISPs Need to Just Kill Data Caps Already

ISPs Need to Just Kill Data Caps Already

Internet usage has peaked as more folks stay at home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus—and in the UK, all major telecom companies this weekend struck a deal with the government to lift all data caps on fixed broadband services. That’s in addition to the companies introducing generous mobile and landline packages, on top of offering alternative forms of communication for...

Mar 30, 2020 at 23:20. 1 comments

Van Gogh Painting Stolen Amid Coronavirus Shutdown, Museum Director ‘Incredibly Pissed’

Van Gogh Painting Stolen Amid Coronavirus Shutdown, Museum Director ‘Incredibly Pissed’

On Monday, a Dutch museum announced that a painting by Vincent Van Gogh was missing after thieves broke into the building in an early-morning raid. Lentetuin, painted by Van Gogh in the spring of 1884, was on loan to the Singer Laren museum, which closed its doors earlier this month due to the risks of covid-19.

“I’m shocked and incredibly pissed off,” said museum director Jan Rudolph de Lorm...

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Mar 30, 2020 at 22:26.

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Tests Positive For Covid-19

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Tests Positive For Covid-19

Tech pioneer Vint Cerf, one of the co-creators of the modern internet, has tested positive for covid-19, according to a tweet Cerf sent out Monday morning. The 76-year-old tweeted out a clip from HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver about the U.S. response to the global pandemic.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 and am recovering,” Cerf tweeted. “Listen to what John Oliver has to say about...

Mar 30, 2020 at 17:35.

DOJ Reviewing Stock Trades Made by Lawmakers Before Covid-19 Market Crash: Report

DOJ Reviewing Stock Trades Made by Lawmakers Before Covid-19 Market Crash: Report

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have started to review the sale of stock by lawmakers like Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina before the markets crashed over concerns about covid-19, according to a new report from CNN. Burr and other Republican senators received a closed-door briefing about the threat of covid-19 on January 24 and some...

Mar 30, 2020 at 08:52.

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by some wily deity or another.

But enough about my fanfiction WIP; this week, the...

Mar 30, 2020 at 07:38.

Facing Shortages, Feds Give Green Light to Decontaminate Used N95 Masks

Facing Shortages, Feds Give Green Light to Decontaminate Used N95 Masks

Confronted by a severe shortage of respirator masks and countless stories of healthcare workers on the front lines reusing face masks or using bandanas when they have none, the U.S. federal government is trying a new approach. If it can’t get enough new face masks, it will decontaminate used ones.

He's Not Doing the Dumb Thing (But He's Still Saying Some Pretty Dumb Shit)

President Donald...